Festival 2014: Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know 25/9 – 5/10

All our events are now confirmed  – these are the dates you need to put in your diary! Download the brochure here: Get tickets here.


An Evening with Sunny Ormonde – Thursday 25th September, 7pm – 10pm 

The outrageous Lilian Bellamy from BBC Radio 4’s The Archers brings her hilarious and heart warming one woman Show to Medway. Read more …

Lordswood Sports & Social Club, North Dane Way

£10 plus booking fee – madbad2014.eventbrite.com

Cafe Crawl – Rochester High Street – Saturday 27th September, 1pm – 5pm

Poetry and storytelling across Rochester cafes Read more …

Bruno’s Bakes; Tiny Tims; Cafe 172 (Dot Cafe); La Torretta


The Queen versus Trenton Oldfield: A Prison Diary – Saturday 27th September, 7pm – 10pm

Who really are the ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous’ of Britain’s 21st Century Prisons?  Hear all about it from notorious Australian, Trenton Oldfield, who disrupted the 2012 Boat Race  and spent six months at Her Majesty’s Pleasure! Read   more …

Sun Pier House, Chatham 

 £6 plus booking fee madbad2014.eventbrite.com

Bookmark’d – Sunday 28th September, 12 – 4pm

Buy books, sell books, swap books and listen to books, read aloud by their authors. Read more …

The Guildhall Museum, Rochester


Who is Charlie’s Keeper? – Sunday 28th September, 2pm -3.30pm

Get your read on with Marcus Alexander, celebrated author of Keeper of the Realms. Read more …

Woodlands Academy, Woodlands Road, Gillingham

 £3 madbad2014.eventbrite.com

The Real Sherlock Holmes – Monday 29th September, 6.30pm 

Jerome Caminada was a master of disguise and an expert in deduction. Author Angela Buckley relays the compelling story of this legendary detective, who bears all the hallmarks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s creation. Read more …

Cafe 172 (Dot Cafe), Rochester

 £4 plus booking fee madbad2014.eventbrite.com

While No One Was Watching – Wednesday 1st October, 6.30pm

Author Debz Hobbs-Wyatt and the impact of reality on fiction: Her debut novel is set against the backdrop of the Kennedy assassination, and the abduction of a young girl from the grassy knoll at that precise moment in time. Read more …

Cafe Nucleus, Chatham

£4 plus booking fee madbad2014.eventbrite.com

An Assemblance of Judicious Heretics – Thursday 2nd October, 7.30pm

ME4Writers present live readings by the very best writers from the Delta and some scattered friends, who’ve channelled Byron and produced work to inspire madness, badness, and dangerousness in the hearts of artists. Read more …

Rochester Library, High Street.


Comedian Phil Kay – ‘Wholly Viable’ – Friday 3rd October, 8pm – 11.30pm

The as-seen-on-tv-off-his-trolley comic genius, master of freeform performance and storytelling! Read more …

The Billabong Club, Victoria Street, Rochester.

£7 plus booking fee – madbad2014.eventbrite.com

Support includes Nigel Adams and Mat Wills

Murder in the Crypt Creative Reatreat – Saturday 4th October 10am – 4pm

Join us for a day of creative collaboration or solo artistry in the inspiring residence of Bishopscourt Read more …

Bishopscourt, St.Margaret’s Street, Rochester

 plus booking fee madbad2014.eventbrite.com

A Night at the Theatre : The Spirit of My Dream – Saturday 4th October, 7pm – 10pm

Three plays by some of Medway’s most exciting playwrights, Sam Hall, Margaret Drury and Sarah Hehir, under the umbrella of 17%. Read more …

Chatham Grammar School for Boys, Letchworth Avenue, Chatham

£5 plus booking fee madbad2014.eventbrite.com

Byron’s Teapot – Sunday 5th October 7.30pm – 10.30pm

A mad mix of the unusual and quirky, featuring The James Worse Public Address Method,  Brides of Rain, JP Lovecraft and Dylan Oscar Rowe.

Plus an Open Mic session. Read more …

£5 plus booking fee madbad2014.eventbrite.com

Regrettably, Assassin has had to be cancelled but will be rescheduled early in 2015.


With grateful thanks to our Creative Consultants and Festival Associates for 2014

Sam Fentiman-Hall (Theatre)

Jacob Bride (Music)

Nikki Price and Bill Gooch (Photography)

Anne Marie Jordan (Social Media)

Christopher Rossi (Copy Writing)

Paul Baker (Design)

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